We used the CB Insights Management Mosaic algorithm to programmatically identify 15 seed-stage startups with the best founding teams.
When considering investment opportunities, 95% of VC firms cited the management team most frequently as an important factor in their deal evaluations, according to a Harvard Business Review report.
In other words, when investors are first betting on a company, they’re betting on the proverbial jockey, not the horse.
However, the process to assess a company’s leadership is often subjective and labor-intensive, requiring hundreds of individual meetings. It’s been made more difficult as venture capital deal-making explodes.
So the data scientists at CB Insights built Management Mosaic, an algorithm that reduces the subjectivity inherent in assessing founding and management team quality, enabling enterprises and investors to quickly identify the best startups.
It lets you scan and screen thousands of companies — early- to late-stage — and quickly see the algorithmic view on their founder and management team quality. See the example below.
Armed with CB Insights Management Mosaic data, we’ve identified seed-stage startups with high-quality founders and founding teams.
Here are 15 of the top companies.